Below you will find a collection of questions that I have included on previous first exams for this course.  We will not have essay questions on the exam.  Instead exams will have multiple choice questions.  As you review this page, you will see that I draw from question sets and atlas exercises for my exam questions.  Don't forget that the Power of Place question sets will be part of the exam too.  
 

Write your answers to multiple-choice questions in the space to the left of the number.  Multiple choice questions are worth 2 points each.  

___ 7. Which one of the following statements does not describe one of Europe’s geographical advantages?
a. Most of Europe is relatively close to water that provides the easiest, most inexpensive movement.
b. Short distances separate very different physical and cultural regions of Europe.
c. Europe is the realm closest to the Americas, Asia, and Africa.
d. Europe was remote from the agricultural advances made in Mesopotamia.

___ 8. Which one of the following statements is false?
a. Most recently the European Union has expanded eastward by accepting former Soviet Bloc countries.
b. Turkey is an Islamic country with a long-standing antagonistic relationship with EU member Greece.
c. The EU’s common agricultural policy protects subsidized agriculture in countries like France.
d. Eastward expansion will link the EU more closely to the energy resources of Central Asia.

___9. Concerning the three revolutions that led to the modernization of Europe, which one of the following statements is incorrect?
a. Urbanization prohibited the transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture.
b. Higher quality textiles made in East and South Asian realms forced Europeans to resort to mass production of textiles.
c. Introduction of New World crops increased agricultural yields in Europe.
d. Europe’s industrialization was fueled by the following sequence of energy resources: water-charcoal-coal

___10. Which one of the following statements is false?
a. European urban areas have less urban sprawl than US urban areas.
b. The interior of the Iberian Peninsula is densely populated.
c. A convergent plate boundary is in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
d. In the European Union subnational economic regions are becoming more important than the economic policies of individual states.

Middle America
____11. Which one of the following statements is false?
a. Mexico’s population is larger than combined populations of the rest of realm's countries.
b. Agricultural commodities represent the majority of Mexico's exports.
c. In El Salvador, subjugated agricultural peasants and left wing intellectuals revolted against a militaristic government that supported landowners.
d. Mexico's industrial growth is focused in a triangle of land that extends from Mexico City to the border.

____12. Which one of the following statements is false?
a. In the Mainland region labor was provided by the indigenous population.
b. Belize is an English-speaking country.
c. Cuba is Middle America’s most African state.
d. Guatemala is Central America’s most “Indian” republic.

____13. Which one of the following statements is false?
a. The long-term foci of Spanish activities and settlement in the realm were Mexico, Panama and the Pacific side of isthmus.
b. The Dominican Republic experienced rapid economic growth during 90s related to nationalization, which encouraged private investment.
c. Leftist Sandinista rebels led a successful revolt against a dictatorship in Nicaragua in the 1970s.
d. Costa Rica led Central America in the development of the tourism industry.

____14. Which one of the following statements is false?  
a. 1/2 of Mexico’s population inhabits a belt from Veracruz to Guadalajara.
b. NAFTA reduced trade barriers between Mexico and the US, and forced Mexico to reduce protectionist economic policies.
c. Economic policies during Central America’s Liberal Era focused on land reform.
d. The U.S. government supported Panama's independence from Colombia, built the canal and occupied the Canal Zone.